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(Updated 5:30 a.m., Feb. 9)

Carlsbad Springs preferred location for planned waste diversion facility
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Residents in Carlsbad Springs got a dose of bad news on Friday to go along with the 20 centimetres of snow that fell throughout the day.

Taggart Miller Environmental Services released a statement proclaiming that a nearby industrial park was the preferred location for a new industrial landfill site and proposed integrated waste management project to be known as the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC).

The preferred site is located east of Boundary Road and south of Hwy 417 adjacent to an existing industrial park.

If approved, the CRRRC would provide facilities and capacity for recovery of resources and diversion of materials from disposal that are generated by the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) and Construction and Demolition (C&D) sectors in Ottawa and eastern Ontario, as well as disposal capacity for material that is not diverted.

Residents in Carlsbad Springs have voiced their opposition to the site ever since it was first proposed as an alternative to a location near Russell last year.

They're upset about the size of the site which they say is four times larger than the Carp landfill site, notoriously known as the Carp mountain. They are also concerned about the composition of the soil which almost entirely made up of leda clay.

Dump the Dump committee member Laurie McCannell says the clay runs 100 feet deep and is prone to seepage.

Taggert Miller has a different view. According to them, the leda clay acts a perfect containment for the type of industrial and construction waste that will end up in the landfill.

The decision to move forward with the Boundary Road location as the preferred site was born out of the Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference (TOR) under which a comparative evaluation done of the two proposed site.

“During the comparative evaluation of the two sites, it became clear that the Boundary Road Site was the best location for our proposed integrated waste management facility. The site has outstanding transportation links, is underlain by a deep clay deposit that provides very good natural containment for the landfill and other facilities, and is beside an existing industrial park,” explains project manager Hubert Bourque.

The site is also part of the area identified in the late 1980s, by the former Region of Ottawa Carleton, as the preferred site for a new regional landfill.

A publc open house will be held between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Carlsbad Community Centre on Monday Feb. 25

The public consultation is part of the Environmental Assessment process which isn't expected to be completed until next fall. Once it has been completed and filed with the Ministry of Environment, the province will decide on certification.

Even if the site gets provincial approval, it will still have to go through a rezoning process with the City of Ottawa.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

 

 

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